. 2.Most of the members of Sioux tribe are residents of the state
4.The state was taken over by USA in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase.
5.The state has been named after the prominent Native American race of the region - the Sioux.
6.Spearfish stages Black Hills Passion Play, a famous yearly event.
7.It was in 1743 that Francois Verendrye and Louis-Joseph started to survey the region.
8.The ring-necked pheasant is South Dakota's official bird.
9.During the mid 90s, at least 90% of the land area in South Dakota was categorized as agricultural land.
10.After Sitting Bull's death, his horse became a part of the Wild West Show run by Buffalo Bill. He showed most of the tricks that he learnt from his master at these events.
11.It was on 2nd November in 1889 that South Dakota gained statehood. It was preceded by 39 others.
12.South Dakota houses 8 reservations meant for Indian Americans.
13.A church located in Green Islands was cleaned up as it is during the 1881 flood,
14.The state is also home to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
15.Mitchell houses the Corn Palace, which is a globally known monument.
16.The Badlands National Park has proof of evolution that has gone on for thirty five million years.
17.In the areas that lie to Rockies' east, the tallest mountain range is Black Hills.
18.Almost 50% of the state's residents stay in farms.
19.Homestake Mine is located in Lead. It is among the biggest gold pits in the region.
20.In 1817 the Fort Pierre was set up. It was the earliest permanent residence of the area.
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